LISMORE ELECTORATE TO BENEFIT FROM LIBS & NATS $250 MILLION LITERACY AND NUMERACY ACTION PLAN

LISMORE ELECTORATE TO BENEFIT FROM LIBS & NATS $250 MILLION LITERACY AND NUMERACY ACTION PLAN

27 January 2010

Thomas George, Nationals Member for Lismore today said The NSW Liberals & Nationals $250m Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan would help ensure children in the Lismore electorate develop the foundations for success in literacy and numeracy at an early age.

The Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan will focus on early intervention by individually targeting those students most at risk.

It includes:

“Under State Labor too many children in the Lismore electorate are unable to adequately read, write or count by the time they finish primary school,” NAME said.

“Sadly for most of these children, by the time they reach high school it is almost too late for them to recover these skills.

“The Liberals & Nationals believe that every child has the right to achieve in reading, writing and maths.

“Our $250m Action Plan will help develop children’s’ literacy and numeracy skills to ensure they have the necessary skills to transition from preschool to primary school and then onto high school.

“Our plan focuses on early intervention and will target those most in need, giving us the best chance to identify and address learning difficulties before it’s too late.

“This is another one of our positive, practical plans that will give our children the best possible start to life and deliver the change NSW desperately needs.

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals are determined to deliver a strong education system that promotes equity, as well as excellence.”

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577